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Apr 9, 2022
How has your experience been with burn in on Samsung and pixel devices? I really don't want to root but I usually do to hide the gesture bar and some status bar icons on the pixel devices. On the iPhone the gesture bar and icon switches to a pure black colour depending on background which I feel minimizes burn in but on my pixel it just goes to a white and dark transparent grey which I don't think is as good at obviating burn in.

Am i worried for nothing?


macrumors 604
Dec 19, 2004
I have no burn in on my Pixel XL or Pixel 3. I don't use 3 button navigation though. I use gesture navigation. Which is very similar to gesture navigation on the iPhone.
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macrumors G5
Sep 11, 2014
I've never personally experienced it yet. I've had Samsungs since Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. I used my S7 Edge for a year and my S7 for one year daily and off and on for about two years afterwards, in rotation with other devices.
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macrumors 68020
Oct 24, 2021
I have not yet experienced OLED burn in. I have seen it more on the Galaxy S4 series but not on recent phones.

I have had OLED screens on my Windows laptops and never had an issue. Windows has a lot more static display areas too.

It does happen and is a known problem with OLED screens but I think it takes time. I think most people will get a new phone before it would happen unless there is a screen defect.

I am not sure if screen brightness has anything to do with it but I am guessing that if you have your screen at full brightness all the time that might accelerate the issue.


macrumors 604
Sep 19, 2013
I was paranoid with my first AMOLED display but it was fine. I use gesture controls to limit the possibility.
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